China, Mongolia, Taiwan

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Daoism

Living simply and in harmony with nature and others

Typhoons

Violent storms (like hurricanes) which strike South East Asia

Mao Zedong

The founder of communism in China, China's first communist leader

This country was under the influence of China for most of the 20th century

Mongolia

China has responded to rebellions and protests by violating _________

Human rights

Which culture is the dominant influence on Taiwan's culture?

Chinese

Who tried to modernize China's economy, beginning in 1976?

Deng Xiaoping

Why did the protesters demand in Tiananmen Square in 1989?

Political rights and freedoms

The Three Gorges Dam creates power from __________

water

Where do most Chinese live?

North China Plain

What is China's largest ethnic group?

Han

What area of mainland Asia does Taiwan's climate most resemble?

Southeastern China

How did the communists take power in China?

They defeated the Nationalists in a violent war

What is the largest city in China?

Shanghai

How did Mao Zedong's communist reforms affect China's economy?

The communist reforms were not economically successful

Which religion believes that moral behavior, kindness, and meditation can lead to peace?

Buddhism

What has improved in China because of the recent economic growth?

Wages and living standards

What resource supplies much of China's electricity?

Burning coal

What empire was built by Genghis Kahn around 700 years ago?

Mongol Empire

Who took over Taiwan in 1979?

Chinese Nationalists

What is Taiwan's economy like today?

It is one of the world's richest and most industrialized countries in the world

What is the capital and main financial center of Taiwan?

Taipei

Tiananmen Square

Hundreds of protesters killed by Chinese military

Beijing

China's capital and cultural center

How large is China's economy?

The world's second largest economy

Taiwan

Island nation

Mongolia

Landlocked nation between China and Russia

Most Chinese people live along _________ and ________

Rivers and coasts

What is the world's tallest mountain?

Mount Everest

Confucianism

A philosophy that stresses family, moral values, and respect for elders

Huang He

A river in northern China

Command economy

An economic system in which the government owns all the businesses and makes all the decisions

Loess

Fertile, yellowish soil

Genghis Kahn

A Mongolian ruler

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